‘Bring Back The Love’ to honour JFF boss, talk show host
Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts and RJR Hotline host Dr Orville Taylor will be honoured at the annual 'Bring Back The Love' football extravaganza presentation at 3 Deanery Road today.
The annual event, which is usually marked with multiple exhibition football matches, has been postponed for the second year running because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, organiser Clive 'Busy' Campbell will use today's presentation to honour Ricketts for his contribution to the development of local football, and Taylor for his contribution to local talk show radio.
Campbell will also be donating footballs to Rae Town, Brown's Town and Boys' Town Football clubs, courtesy of Professor Basil Wilson, a former Kingston College, Rae Town and Brown's Town player.
Although there is no set date for lower league football to return, Campbell said Wilson anticipates a full return of the sport locally in the near future and wants to help the clubs get restarted.
"We will have balls to give away to Boys' Town, Rae Town, Brown's Town. I have a box of balls to give them each.
"Football will soon restart and Dr Wilson is making these donations to the various clubs. He sent down a lot of balls recently and I am distributing them," he said.
The 'Bring Back The Love' football extravaganza is staged on Labour Day each year. Participants include many local celebrities, including sports men, entertainers and high-profile businessmen.
Outstanding contributors to sports and society have been honoured each year.